It's March? Seriously? Well, at least I've gotten used to writing 2015.
Links We Liked!
- Megan McArdle has a deep dive on how the cost of living has changed over time - including in some very eye opening ways. It's not just money that is spent differently.
- An interesting discussion on cutting mutual fund fees versus saving more for the general populace:
- Markets are rational (hat-tip: our cowriter Cameron), but a 25 year old is behind the decline in Lumber Liquidator's stock price, and shorted it when it was more than double the price of last week. Hmm...
- Marc Andreessen enjoys "Tweetstorms", where multiple 140 character messages are strung together in series in order to inspire discussion. On the "markets are rational" topic, he spawned quite a discussion the other night.
- Our friend Jason Hull discusses the fiduciary standard debate.
- At Planting Our Pennies, a net worth update, and a link to the excellent (and new to me) Expatistan.
- A hilarious post about morning time efficiency with a toddler over at Holy Potato.
- Don't live in Washington, D.C. or Manhattan and claim your neighborhood is expensive? Here's a story about a $1,000 rental. For a garage. A single-car garage. To be used as a bedroom.
- Political Calculations continues to track more companies than normal cutting dividends.
- At a Wealth of Common Sense, advice to a young saver who plans to retire in 18 years - and already has a retirement number.
- Have incomes really stagnated since the 1980s - or 1968, as the case may be? Alan Reynolds tackles that question in the WSJ - and we sit on our hands, as this is a topic we'd like to do some research on.
- MMM at SSS continues her excellent "ask me anything" series, with some investing advice on investing.
- We make a lot of calculators, sure. However, there is a lot of data out there un-calculator-ified - how's about some of you tick through this list and make a few? Please?